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If you are pregnant on birth control would there still be cramping on the second month you were suppose to have your period? Last month I had my period/light 8 days early and then only had cramping during my placebo pills. And now I have taken three of the placebo pills and am cramping but still no period. Is pregnancy a possibility? I have never missed a pill and I have never had intercouse but I have been fingered before and am worried that maybe some preejaculate was on his fingers.

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OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 6 months ago
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OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 6 months ago

When was the last time you were sexually active?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I’ve never had sex. But my boyfriend did finger me and I’m worried maybe there was Preejaculate on his hands if he adjusted himself
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I am on FE 1/20 and haven’t missed any days
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 6 months ago

From preejaculate it's incredibly unlikely to get pregnant especially when you are on the birth control pills you are on. The cramping likely has more to do with stress/anxiety or just your hormones elevating as you are on the placebo pills. But I don't suspect that this is due to a pregnancy.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
but if someone was pregnant on birth control would they be cramping during the placebo pills ?
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 6 months ago

Yes, they would be having the classic symptoms of a pregnancy with fullness, water retention, morning nausea, and if their pregnancy generally starts with cramping then the BCP wouldn't mask that.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
why would I not have a period? I have usually had them while on the pill
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Would they be having the cramping the second month into it? Like if they were still taking the birth control and then went on placebos
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 6 months ago

There are many causes of skipping your period. Stress, weight changes, medications, supplements, sleep changes and diet can all affect your hormones and thus cause you to skip a period on occasion or have multiple period in a month.

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OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 6 months ago

No, there almost never is cramps by the second month of a pregnancy.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
if I am cramping right now but don’t have a period I shouldn’t be worried about a oreganancy? I know that there is usually no cramps during the second month of a pregnancy but I am worried that maybe because I am still taking the pills that I could be still pregnant and the cramps are just from taking the placebo pills
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 6 months ago

Correct, then you shouldn't be worried about a pregnancy.

Are you able to do a urine pregnancy test? That would put your mind at ease as well.

As I mentioned, the bills wouldn't mask or decrease cramping.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I know they wouldn’t mask it but could they cause it? Could the drop in hormones from the placebo pills cause my body to cramp?
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Also, should I be worried about not having a period? Or is that normal with the fe1/20 pills? I have been on them for a year now
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 6 months ago

No. The hormone levels in birth control pills are incredibly low and once you have a pregnancy your hormones become very high - so the hormone levels in the birth control pills wouldn't have any effect on your body. The placebo pills are sugar and starch and so they wouldn't have any effect on you at all.

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OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 6 months ago

When someone is on birth control pills we always let them know that they could have no periods at all. It's not a cause for concern but if you prefer to have a period then your doc can always change your BCP to one with a little less progesterone which then will allow for the withdrawal bleed when on the placebo pills.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
What could be causing the cramps but no period? I usually have withdrawal bleeding when I am on the placebo pills. And just to clarify. You don’t think there could be any chance I am pregnant if I am cramping during my second month of not having withdrawal bleeding? Aka if I was pregnant and still taking the birth control pill pack and began the placebo pills the drop in hormones wouldn’t cause me to cramp while pregnant because you are saying the hormonal if I was pregnant would override that?
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 6 months ago

Cramps can be caused by fluid retention in the pelvis, it could be a benign ovarian cyst, it could be fibroids that you have which are also benign, birth control pills themselves can cause cramping, being on the sugar pills almost always causes a little cramping because they don't have the hormones which the BCP's were delivering for 3 weeks.

I don't think you are pregnant as I mentioned before.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I understand that, but if I was pregnant and was still taking the bcps and then began taking the sugar pills would I experience cramping?
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
could the lack of withdrawal bleeding be from my uterine lining being thinned from taking the pills for a year? I have always had withdrawal bleeding so I’m just wondering why i haven’t yet
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 6 months ago

Yes, when you are on birth control pills it does thin out the uterine lining and that can cause you to have no periods when on the placebo pills.

I would consider switching to a different medication which will have a lower progesterone dose and that will allow you to have the withdrawal bleed. The longer you are on a particular BCP the higher your chance of having no periods.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I understand that, but if I was pregnant and was still taking the bcps and then began taking the sugar pills would I experience cramping during the second set of placebo pills
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 6 months ago

If you were pregnant and were on the second set of sugar pill then you wouldn't be cramping.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I shouldn’t even be worried about being pregnant?
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 6 months ago

No, you shouldn't be worried about being pregnant.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
If I continue to take this type of birth control and not get withdrawal bleeding will it be normal for me to still get cramps?
OB GYN Doctor: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 6 months ago

Yes, cramps are a normal part of taking birth control pills. Not all cause it but many do.

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